Thank you, US Army!

I wasn’t much of an adventurer when I was young, but then I graduated from the Virginia Military Institute and joined the US Army. Shortly after completing armor officer basic training, the good folks in the Pentagon whisked me off to Fort Benning, Georgia for Ranger and parachute school and a few years after that to Fort Rucker, Alabama to learn how to fly helicopters.

After those experiences, who wouldn’t be just a bit of an adventurer?

Since retirement, I’ve become a bicycle racer and just last year – thanks to Dean Case – shout out! – at Mazda Motorsports – I’ve joined the SCCA autocross ranks. The sidebar at right is “Lucky,” my MX-5 Miata.

You can see that it’s wrapped to attract as much attention as I can for prostate cancer early detection.

I’ll be posting about what I did with the car in the future. There are lots of reasons I’m racing a Mazda MX-5 and I’ll be talking about those as well.

In the meantime, I’d love to hear from you if you are in out on the autocross circuit.

Warm regards,


picture of Tour de USA founder and owner Robert Warren hess

Robert Warren Hess's MX-5 Miata in Cancer Journeys Foundation livery

This is NOT me driving in an autocross. But it’s a great video of the new Miata ND in action!